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by MrMacSon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What does "Christ" really mean?
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: What does "Christ" really mean?

["Xrestus ("useful, kindly") was a common slave-name in the Graeco-Roman world. IIt "appears as a spelling variant for the unfamiliar Christus (Xristos). (In Greek the two words were pronounced alike.)" (F. F. Bruce, The Books of Acts , 368).] https://biblehub.com/greek/5543.htm Yes, Chrestus [Chré...
by MrMacSon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What does "Christ" really mean?
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: What does "Christ" really mean?

An interesting aside is England's present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, was anointed with oil at her coronation in 1953, but it was considered so holy it was not filmed - the camera's are said to have been turned away as stated at the start of this Youtube clip of a 24H News article . The lead up is ...
by MrMacSon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What does "Christ" really mean?
Replies: 15
Views: 244

Re: What does "Christ" really mean?

Another dimension is the significance and role of Chréstos [Chrestus] χρηστὸς (XPRESTOS), which appear in Seutonius Claudius 25,and its derivatives such as Chrestians which appears in the (i) extant version of Annals 15.44 attributed to Tacitus, and (ii) in the Codex Sinaiticus, etc. (I think it app...
by MrMacSon
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why are there unattributed quotations in the books?
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Why are there unattributed quotations in the books?

I was thinking yesterday there was a lot of reference to the sun in "Excerpts of Theodotus" [and water, but I'll set water aside for now]. It starts, - 1 . Those around Sedrach, Misak, and Abednago in the furnace of fire say as they praise God, "Bless, ye heavens, the Lord; praise and exalt Him for ...
by MrMacSon
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'The Transformation of Characters in Luke 24. A Narrative Investigation'
Replies: 0
Views: 81

'The Transformation of Characters in Luke 24. A Narrative Investigation'

'The Transformation of Characters in Luke 24. A Narrative Investigation' by Matteo C Rimella SUMMARY At the beginning of the gospel (cf. 1:4) Luke declares his intention: to make known the validity of the elements of faith in which Theophilus had already been instructed. At the end of the book, thro...
by MrMacSon
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why are there unattributed quotations in the books?
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Why are there unattributed quotations in the books?

Helpful, thanks. I'm mostly puzzled by the bits that are quoted. For example, at http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0802.htm , it looks like this: "Shine forth as the sun," Matthew 13:43 or in the sun I'm guessing that "Shine forth as the sun" is thought to be an homage or repeat of the same bit in M...
by MrMacSon
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why are there unattributed quotations in the books?
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Why are there unattributed quotations in the books?

I was browsing "Excerpts of Theodotus" http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/theodotus.html. I'm wondering what explains all the quotations. Some are given attributions, but other are just quotes for no obvious reason. For example: "Shine forth as the sun," or in the sun Why is "Shine forth as...
by MrMacSon
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The (Hegesippan?) list of Roman bishops.
Replies: 200
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Re: The (Hegesippan?) list of Roman bishops.

Lists of bishops of Rome come about due to credential fights. This is no different than fights over credentials as "founders" of churches we see reflected in the Pauline letters and Acts. Get you family member mentioned as being greeted or addressed or better yet baptized by Paul (e.g., 1 Corinthian...
by MrMacSon
Tue May 28, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "the phantom of a phantom": mythicist evidence
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: "the phantom of a phantom": mythicist evidence

Certainly Tertullian also points the finger at Cerdon: Adv Marc Bk I, chapter 2, - The heretic of Pontus introduces two Gods, like the twin Symplegades of his own shipwreck: One whom it was impossible to deny, i.e. our Creator; and one whom he will never be able to prove, i.e. his own god. The unhap...
by MrMacSon
Tue May 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "the phantom of a phantom": mythicist evidence
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: "the phantom of a phantom": mythicist evidence

Tertullian, Contra Marcionem , 42 1 : Indeed, if it was not flesh (upon the cross), but a phantom of flesh (and a phantom is but spirit, and so the spirit breathed its own self out, and departed as it did so), no doubt the phantom departed, when the spirit which was the phantom departed: and so the...